Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor might be considered as the next best thing by many and constantly bracketed along with the three Khan’s of Bollywood but Ranbir Kapoor thinks that the comparison is unfair.
“I am not here in the industry to beat anyone. I am here to do good work and make a name for myself, earn respect. I don't believe in this term of being the next superstar. It means you are not a superstar but you can become one. I think anyone can come after me and become a superstar,” said Ranbir Kapoor to PTI in an interview.
Ranbir Kapoor, who made his debut in 2007 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ‘Saawariya’, feels that it is not justified to compare him with the three Khans --Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman as they have marquee for over two decades now.
“If I am compared with Khans I feel bad as they have worked hard for 25 years... they get so much love, respect from everyone. While I have just completed five years or so in the industry may be after 25 years I will answer this question. I am nowhere close to them, there can't be any comparison,” he said.
“I don't have a personality like Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan that I can be myself and the film will be a huge hit. I have to be a character," he added.
Ever since his debut in 2007 Ranbir Kapoor has only featured in 10 full-fledged films. The actor says he is not multi-talented to do more than one project at a time.
“Today a film takes 120 days or so, I am not multi- talented to do two films together. If we have four films in a year then audience will get bored and our career will be finished in five years. I feel there has to be mystery attached to an actor and that is why I am not there on social networking sites," he said.
Ranbir Kapoor added that the focus is on look of the character. And considering he is a method actor, he likes to focus on one film at a time.
The actor said that he has been fortunate to have worked with different directors and play interesting roles. But he does credit himself to have understood the right opportunities.
“I am grateful that I got chance to play wonderful characters. I am thankful to all the directors for choosing me in their films. I am lucky roles were written for me. I grabbed the opportunities. I am motivated and charged about going ahead. There is still a long way to go," he said.
Ranbir Kapoor’s latest release ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ joined the elite 100 Crore club. This is Ranbir Kapoor’s second movie, after ‘Barfi!’, to cross the 100 Crore mark.
The actor will next be seen in Abhinav Kashyap's ‘Besharam’, which also features his parents - Rishi and Neetu Kapoor and debutant actress Pallavi Sharda. The other project is Anurag Kashyap's ‘Bombay Velvet’ with Anushka Sharma, ‘Jagga Jasoos’ with Anurag Basu and a just announced project with Karan Johar.